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Forum topic by cut3times posted 01-10-2011 08:45 PM 1019 views 0 times favorited 18 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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cut3times

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01-10-2011 08:45 PM

Well it is 52° in the basement shop. By the time the space heater gets it into the 60s the evening is over. This is the time of year when I flatten my water-stones and start honing the backs of plane and chisel blades. You know, the time consuming never ending honing tasks. I just recently bought a Veritas lapping plate with grits. I am anxious to see how it does. I have a Stanley 4 ½, type 11, with a Hock blade/chip breaker that is my prize plane. I will be trying to lap the sole.

-- And Still Too Short - "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." John Lennon


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Mike Gager

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#1 posted 01-10-2011 09:03 PM

52 degrees is warm in my garage!

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cut3times

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#2 posted 01-10-2011 09:09 PM

Forgot to mention, it will be -3 tomorrow and we will have 9 inches of snow before today is over. I insulated the basement last summer but I still have some stone walls and open door ways (no doors). I just ordered some Strip-Curtains hoping it will help hold in the heat.

-- And Still Too Short - "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." John Lennon

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#3 posted 01-10-2011 09:21 PM

Thats warmer then my house :-)

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , https://www.facebook.com/groups/extremebirdhouses/

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#4 posted 01-10-2011 09:24 PM

And THAT is why I moved from the Great White North to South Central Texas!

To put it another way,... I do NOT miss those cold, wet, salty feet where water exists in liquid form at below-freezing temperatures!

BTW, 52-60F is plenty warm for me in my unattached woodshop. The only real problems I have is the summer where shop temperatures exceed 100F… thoughts to warm you up ;-)

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#5 posted 01-10-2011 09:28 PM

Whoo Hoo 52 Degree’s why thats almost summer in my shop.

-- Doug...

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#6 posted 01-10-2011 09:32 PM

Not sure where you are, but … your weather sounds a lot like ours, right now, and I’m in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Shoveling, this morning, had me out on a perfectly sunny day, but … the mercury was at 5 degrees.

Just a thermal shirt, gloves, and a wool skull cap. Okay, okay … no feeling in my fingers, by the time I was done, but … it sure was pretty !

Basement shop, incidentally (with rigid foam insulation on the exterior of the walls) still hovering in the low 60’s ;-)

-- -- Neil

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#7 posted 01-10-2011 09:37 PM

22 here, and it seems it’ll get colder by the next few days… enjoy the summer temps.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#8 posted 01-10-2011 10:13 PM

52 degrees that would be nice. It might get up to the low 20’s in my shop. I won’t see 52 degrees in my shop until april.

-- Gracie's wooden signs. Middlebury, In.

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#9 posted 01-10-2011 10:25 PM

How many of you “52 is hot in shop” LJers are 60 or more years young? My blood just doesn’t flow like it use to. That being said, I still work in the shop in the 50’s I just make more trips up-stiars for coffee.

-- And Still Too Short - "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." John Lennon

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#10 posted 01-10-2011 10:32 PM

Coffee pot in the shop…. ;-)

-- -- Neil

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cut3times

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#11 posted 01-10-2011 10:40 PM

Good point Neil. Now I have free up a plug :(

-- And Still Too Short - "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." John Lennon

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#12 posted 01-11-2011 12:30 AM

Well, I’ve been collecting splinters for well over 35ys.

-- Doug...

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#13 posted 01-11-2011 12:36 AM

yeah my garage shop usually doesn’t get above 55 even with space heater. I just keep it right next to where I’m working and wear a hoodie or hat and wool socks. After moving around a bit I usually find that 55 is perfect. The only downside is the cold is really hard on my hands, thats the worst part. Be sure to moisturize them so they dont crack and cut easily when you accidentally bang them against a tool, it also makes it much less painful when you do lol.

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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#14 posted 01-11-2011 12:49 AM

This is why I LOVE southern California :D Although it is freezing in the mountains (ok, hills) it’s nice where I’m at. A little cold at low 60’s for us, but my shop stays between 62 and 68 all the time right now.

-- Childress Woodworks

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#15 posted 01-11-2011 01:10 AM

I welcome 52 degrees. This past weekend I could see my breath until the kerosene heater warmed the garage enough to classify as comfortable. It doesn’t matter though because a cold shop is by far better than a warm shopping mall.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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